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come up with possible unilateral sanctions that japan can't oppose. it was only two months ago that a missile was fired from north korea. it went over part of southern japan. so the concern is that this latest test moves north korea closer toward creating a nuclear weapon. hours after the underground blast was detected, north korea's government said it was the result of a detonation of a miniaturized nuclear device. the test was in direct violation of the u.n. security council's orders for the north to shut down its nuclear program, and it could signal a major step forward for north korea's nuclear program. >> as a reason americans really should care is we need to see what the nature of this test is. if this is a uranium enrichment test, that is a test of highly enriched uranium, that means that they have kind of lapped the iranians on this. and we will not have a good handle on how much of this
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material they have. >> reporter: last month, north korea's defense commission said the united states is its prime target for its nuclear and rocket programs. the north state-run media says the test is a direct response to sanctions put in place after a december missile launch. this was north korea's first nuclear test under its young leader, kim jong-un. while the white house calls it a provacative act, the u.s. and allies knew the test was coming. >> what is interesting is they have done this in defiance in not only in our views but china. china tried very hard to keep them from doing this. so what will be very interesting in the weeks to come is what does that mean when the chinese say don't do something and they do it. >> reporter: indeed, china's position has always been that it wanted to preserve the status quo on the korean peninsula. we've learned today that china, north korea's closest ally, has now said that it is firmly opposed to north korea's nuclear
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test. back to you, anne-marie. >> lucy craft in tokyo, thank you. tonight, president obama will call for a worldwide reduction in nuclear weapons when he delivers his first state of the union address of the second term. speaking to congress and the american people, the white house says mr. obama will focus on the economy, outlining plans to create jobs and grow the middle class. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. yeah, we're going to hear it all tonight. this is largely considered a political pep rally to many, but every word is going to be highly dissected. we will hear, of course, about the middle-class jobs and the economy. also the newer things, the social programs the president's pushing for changes in in immigration and gun control and then the familiar themes like energy, education, and infrastructure. all of this delivered before a still sharply divided congress. president obama comes here to capitol hill tonight to fulfill his constitutional duty to
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inform congress about the state of the union. >> you will hear in the president's state of the union an outline from him for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle class. >> reporter: aides tell us the president's speech will sound more like the speeches he gave during his re-election bid. you can expect to hear a lot about the economy. but critics say once re-elected, the president pivoted and his -- and has spent most of his second term working on social issues such as gun control and immigration reform. the white house disagrees. >> there's no pivot here. the president's principal preoccupation since he ran for office in 2007 has been what we need to do to make our economy work for the middle class. >> reporter: in the republican response, florida senator marco rubio is expected to make the case for how smaller government can benefit the middle class, how less regulation can create more jobs and the need for education reform to train the middle class for jobs. while the president will focus
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largely on domestic issues, words last night that north korea has performed a new nuclear test could make national security a bigger part of the speech. >> the president made clear publicly his desire to further reduce nuclear arms. >> reporter: president obama issued a statement saying north korea's nuclear test is highly provocative. >> reporter: soon after the speech, the president is hitting the road, taking the state of the union message to the american people. he will head to asheville, north carolina, also atlanta and chicago. all part of the white house strategy to try to gain support outside of the capitol rather than inside. >> all right. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. you can watch the president's address here on cbs. cbs news coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern. in the words of one high-ranking church official, right now 1.2 billion catholics are holding their breath. the stunning news that pope benedict is resigning at the end of the month is a game-changer. after he resigns, the vatican says benedict will live in a
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monastery in vatican city. meanwhile, the process to elect his successor is already underway. we have this report from vatican city. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi is about to make history. the 85-year-old leader of the catholic church is resigning at the end of the month. he's the first pope to do so in 600 years. the pope's announcement came as a surprise to all but his closest confidantes. he said because of his age and deteriorating health, "i have had to recognize my incapacity to fulfill the ministry entrusted to me." church leaders were shocked and saddened. >> like watching your own dad get old. and admit that he's not up to all the duties of being the head of a family involves. >> reporter: benedict xvi will remain pope until 8:00 p.m. on february 28. shortly after that, the college of cardinals will gather in the sistine chapel to elect the new pope. benedict's successor will face
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many of the same controversies he faced including the sexual abuse of church members by priests. benedict apologized to victims in 2010. >> to all i express my deep sorrow to see innocent victims of such unspeakable crimes. >> reporter: a retired cardinal says the next pope will need to have the qualities of the last two pontiffs. >> i think they'll be looking for men who would have some of the wisdom of pope benedict and some of the charisma of pope john paul ii. >> reporter: there are several candidates to succeed pope benedict xvi but none considered a front-runner. cbs news, vatican city. there's a $1 million bounty on the head of christopher dorner, the fugitive ex-cop charged with murdering a california policeman. dorner accused in a deadly revenge vendetta against other officers is a target of a
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massive search. the search has been focused on the mountains about 80 miles east of los angeles. court papers reveal authorities now believe dorner may have fled to mexico and may have had help doing so. two reputed chicago gang members have been charged in the shooting death of hadiya pendleton who died days after she performed at president obama's inauguration. 18-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams said pendleton was not the intended target. they thought they were firing on a rival gang. pendleton's parents will attend the state of the union address tonight. coming up in the morning news, stranded ship. thousands of passengers on a carnival cruise face deteriorating conditions after their ship becomes disabled. this is the "cbs morning news." disabled. this is the "cbs morning news."
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cowboys stadium monday as thousands paid tribute. the 38-year-old father of two wrote the best seller "american sniper," and was considered the deadliest sniper in american military history. former marine eddie ray routh is accused of killing kyle and a friend at a gun range earlier this month. month. a nightmare for more than 3,000 passengers stuck on a carnival cruise line is almost over. the ship has been drifting in the gulf of mexico after an engine room fire on sunday. a passenger phoned her husband and said not all of the bathrooms work and people are getting sick. the ship is being towed to mobile, alabama, and should be there by thursday. on the "cbs money watch," mistakes on your credit report and a new place to wager bets at an atlanta casino. we have more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning you to, anne-marie. a weakened yen propped up stocks in tokyo.
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the kospi fell .25%, and the hang seng is closed for the lunar new year. earnings season is winding down. coca cola, general motors, and pepsico will publish earnings later this week. the six-week rally on wall street took a pause on monday. the dow fell 21 points to 13,971. the nasdaq slipped about two. better check your credit report. a new government study found about 25% of consumers have an error in one of their credit reports from the big three. the study also found about one in 20 had significant errors that could cause them to pay more for a car or a mortgage. and a hotel in new jersey is about to let guests get lucky in bed. starting next week the borgata in atlantic city will allow gambling in hotel rooms. the ecasino program lets guests risk up to $2,500 a day. right now it's only on hotel tv sets but could expand to
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handheld devices anywhere on casino property. if you're tired of coffee or tea, there's a new breakfast drink that will certainly perk you up. it's called kick-start and it's mountain dew is an extra jolt of caffeine with added juice and vitamins. they hope kick-start helps them jump into the fast-growing market. before i drink coffee, i used to always drink mountain dew for breakfast. >> i know how you feel. i'm not going to lie. i've done the dew on more than one morning. >> gives a jolt. >> sometimes you need the kick. thank you, ashley morrison here in new york. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and let the good times roll. it's the final day of the mardi gras, and we are live in new orleans for the fun.
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here's a look at today's forecast in cities around the here's a look at today's forecast in cities around the country. new york, high of 44, partly sunny. mostly sunny in miami, 81 the high. chicago, 37. dallas can expect some thunderstorms, 56. los angeles, high of 66. and time now for a check of the national forecast. heavy rain and severe thunderstorms roll through the south. parts of michigan, kansas, and missouri will get up to three inches of snow. most of the rest of the nation should be dry and quiet. today is fat tuesday. the day before the christian period of lent. that means there are mardi gras
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celebrations all over the u.s. the biggest and the best, of course, is in new orleans, and that is where vinita nair is. >> reporter: good morning. we're joining you from one of the rooftops at a business bourbon street. you see the throngs of people. this is a quiet period from what we've observed in new orleans now. keep in mind, there have been a lot of threats of weather, the national weather service says the entire area is in a flood watch. talking to folks here, i don't think any weather could dampen their spirits. [ cheering ] >> reporter: noel burnett and his friends flew to new orleans from three different cities just to celebrate mardi agree. >> san francisco. >> i traveled from wisconsin. >> columbus, ohio. >> reporter: they organized their trip on facebook. now it's time to party. [ cheers ] >> reporter: this group is on a girls vacation. >> today was about shopping and fun. >> reporter: this woman came all the way from israel. >> i like it very much.
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>> reporter: this guy dressed for the occasion. >> i'm a little bit of everything. i'm a lot to take in. >> reporter: from hotel balconies to packed streets, party-goers are taking over new orleans. [ wild cheering ] >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of tourists are visiting during mardi gras. for police that means constant crowd control. [ siren ] >> this parade will go about five miles through new orleans. there are 27 floats, and they're throwing everything from beads to coins to hurricane glasses. some in the crowd scoped out spots hours before the parade. >> we've got to get first. i don't want to be in the back. i want to be first. >> reporter: mardi gras veterans know how to go with the flow. >> don't worry about someone pushing or anything -- that's what it is here. >> reporter: mardi gras means big fun in the big easy with the good times rolling all night and all day. now in terms of the parade schedule here in new orleans, the first will get underway at 8:00 a.m. local time.
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anne-marie, as you can imagine, a lot of folks partying now in the early morning hours. we'll hopefully be headed to the actual fat tuesday parade later on. >> yeah, indeed. they're probably not going home at all. you got a lot of beads there. you having a good time? >> reporter: i certainly do, yes. these were gifted to me, they were not earned. >> good to know. thank you, vinita nair in new orleans. when we return, meet the contenders. top dogs at westminster advance to the next round in the competition for best in show. our coffee was their flavor it wasn't their cup. if you don't like that dark roast, we've created a coffee for you. blonde is a beautiful light roasted coffee. kind of mellow, sweet a little citrusy. for me, personally i love connecting with people so blonde roast just gives me a whole nother reason to connect with more customers. ♪ ♪
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here's a look at today's forecast in cities across the country. washington, d.c., partly sunny, 52 the high. atlanta can expect rain, also in the 50s. st. louis sun and clouds, 46 the high. denver, 43. seattle, 51. a new report finds shark attacks hit their highest level in a decade.
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researchers at the university of florida say there were 53 shark attacks in the u.s. last year. the most since the year 2000. and worldwide, there were seven fatalities which is almost double the yearly average. and now to a completely different type of attack, zombies. hackers broke into the emergency alert system of a montana television station yesterday, broadcasting an alert about zombies rising from the grave. take a listen. >> several authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. >> reporter: the hoax alert also warned viewers not to approach or try to apprehend the bodies because they were extremely dangerous. but what's really frightening, at least four people called police to see if it was true. thousands of pampered pooches are here in new york. they are competing for the ultimate prize at the westminster dog show. these are some of the top dogs from monday night. more will strut their stuff today with the best in show chosen tonight.
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this year, there are more than 2,700 entries and 187 breeds. coming up after your local news, former vice president dick cheney and senior white house adviser valerie jarrett. i'm anne-marie green, this is the "cbs morning news." jarrett. i'm anne-marie green, this is the "cbs morning news." for those nights when it's more than
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ñáçwçñ >>n on monday, president obama awarded the medal of honor, the nation's highest military honor, to former staff sergeant clinton romesha. as david martin reports, romesha defended an outpost in afghanistan after being wounded himself. >> reporter: you have to see combat outpost keating to realize how indefensible it was to an attack from these taliban fighters.
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just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant clint rome show. -- clint romesha. >> we were taking everything from, you know, very precise sniper fire, automatic weapon fire, machine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, rpg fire. >> reporter: where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. just from every eye point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire-fight. >> reporter: a re-creation of the battle shows romache was everywhere that day, running across open ground to reinforce one weak point after another. >> at one point i witnessed three enemy fighters just walk straight through our front gate like they own the place. and to see that, you know, it's just unreal for a second. that's ours, you know. we're not going to let them do that.
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>> reporter: how close do you think in retrospect you came to being overrun? >> almost as close as you can get without being it. >> reporter: although hit in the side by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade, he was determined to do more than just survive. >> we weren't going to be beat that day. and we were going to take it back. >> reporter: but they were up against 300 enemy fighters. >> we had 52 great americans. didn't seem fair to them. >> reporter: air strikes finally broke the enemy assault. afterwards, bullet-riddled humvees and burned out buildings showed the kind of fire he and his men had braved. >> we ended up losing eight brave soldiers that day. >> reporter: three days later, the americans left keating for good. does it feel like you won -- what does it feel like? >> it's hard to say. you win or lose, but to know -- to know we just had so many great soldiers there that stood proud and did their job, you
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know, that's -- just an amazing thing to witness. >> reporter: what was gained that day -- nothing. what did clint romesha and his men achieve? everything. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. before romesha's medal of honor ceremony, his son provided comic relief. 1 1/2-year-old colin got behind the president's podium and tried to climb up on the chair reserved for his dad. a show stealer. coming up after your local news on "cbs morning news," charlie rose sits down with dick cheney. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- --
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and i'm michelle griego. time is 4:-- here good morning. happy fat tuesday, by the way. february 12, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is just about 4:30. let's check the weather. it's fat tuesday so live it up today. >> this is a good day to do in. a little patchy fog in the bay area but looks like we'll see a lot of sunshine in most spots by the afternoon. 30s and 40s now. much warmer weather is on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> we'll check the bay bridge toll plaza. so far it looks good heading into san francisco. we have a crash in daly city. so we'll have much more details on that plus the rest of your morning drive. it's all coming up. >> thank you. we begin at 4:30 with developing news on the world stage this morning. north korea has set off another nuclear test. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom with more.
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reporter: good morning. we're learning this morning that north korean leaders say these tests were only a first response to so-called u.s. threats. and leaders are calling it a self-defensive measure and the nation warns of second and third measures if the u.s. maintains hostilities. the test took place last night just before 9 p.m. eastern time. the u.s. geological survey detected a seismic event near the site of north korea's two earlier tests. the blast had a magnitude 4.9. this test is seen as a crucial step toward north korea's goal of building a bomb small enough to fit on a missile capable of reaching the u.s. experts say the timing is not coincidental. the test comes before tonight's state of the union address by president obama and just ahead of the birthday of a former north korean leader kim jong- il. international analyst jim walsh calls this move tactical. >> the party was dead. it was dormant. no one cared about it. now they are

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